March 29, 2023
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Watermark splashes into 42nd year of fun

Harbor QueenSpring has sprung! Annapolis’ iconic Harbor Queen is back at City Dock calling out the time with her horn every hour on the hour, Water Taxis are running weekend service and Colonials are back on the street leading tours every day. Watermark is happy to announce that the 2014 season of daily walking tours and cruises in Annapolis is officially in full swing.  Watermark offers many fun ways to experience the Chesapeake Bay region every single day now through the Fall.

“Our phones are ringing off the hook from people wanting to know if the season has started. It has! It was a long winter and we’re finding everyone is ready to have some fun outside. All of Annapolis’ favorites are back like Harbor Queen and Miss Anne cruises, Historic Ghost Walk, 90-minute weekend cruises.” says Debbie Gosselin, president of Watermark.  Watermark has also added some new special events to their 2014 calendar including Wednesday Night Races Cruises along with a welcome return of Blue Angels Cruises on May 20 and May 21 in Annapolis.

Walking tours from Annapolis Tours by Watermark include Four Centuries Walking Tour, Historic Ghost Walk, War of 1812 in Annapolis and Civil War in Annapolis. The Four Centuries Walking Tour is offered twice daily. Cruises from Cruises on the Bay by Watermark include 40-Minute Annapolis Harbor & USNA Cruise, 40-Minute Spa Creek Cruise, 90-Minute Severn Scenic River Cruise, 90-Minute Chesapeake Bay Bridges Cruise, 90-Minute Thomas Point Lighthouse Cruise, Bay Lighthouses Cruise and Day on the Bay to St. Michaels Cruise. All vessels are available for private charter.

Annapolis Tours was recently awarded as a finalist for Best Downtown Tour by The Capital’s Readers Choice Awards in 2014. Past guest Beckynbug wrote on TripAdvisor, “We took the 2.25 hour four century tour with Squire Richard. This was a fantastic tour. Richard was not only incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the town, the churches, the government, and the Naval Academy, he was very funny and made the tour so much fun. I would recommend this tour to anyone and it was a great value as well.”

Also on TripAdvisor, soccerfan0510 said, “This 40 minute tour of the waterfront and out past the Naval Academy was a very fun experience. From the ticket seller to the captain of the boat and the young women working on the boat, everyone was so pleasant and helpful, AND the tour was very informational! I would recommend this to anyone with just a bit of time that they would like to spend out on the water and to learn a bit about Annapolis, the Naval Academy and the surrounding area. A perfect activity for a beautiful, sunny day.”

Changes for the 2014 season include a return to the 1:30 pm departure time for the daily afternoon Four Centuries Walking Tour from the City Dock Information Booth. Additionally, the Historic Ghost Walk now departs from 100 Main Street in front of Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs. This is the final year the War of 1812 in Annapolis walking tour will be offered on the public schedule.  Check out our new special events as well!

For more information on walking tours and a full schedule visit For more information on cruises and a full schedule visit

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